Basic SAT Triage SAT Triage, in a nutshell, is a means to improve your score as efficiently as possible by prioritizing questions you encounter on the test. Basically, you first want to answer the questions that are easy or make more sense to you. You will save the more challenging ones by marking them for later, once you’ve completed … [Read more...]

## Buy Your TI Calculators Now!

Buy Your TI Calculators from mid-July to mid-August You’ll want to buy your TI 84 or TI 36 now if you're in the market. This is the time, right before the school year begins, to buy from local retailers. Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target have their lowest prices on TI-84 and TI-36 calculators right now. Unsurprisingly, they’ll raise … [Read more...]

## Scoring Your Practice SAT Test

Scoring Your Practice SAT Test Quickly with the Daily Practice for the SAT App Scoring Your Practice SAT Test is easy. First, though, there are a few things you need to do: Make sure you have a College Board account. You might already have one. You’ll need one anyway in order to register for your SAT and to receive your results. If … [Read more...]

## Taking Your Practice SAT Test

Download Your Test Before Taking Your Practice SAT Test Taking your practice SAT Test involves using a Real Practice Test. These are the real tests provided by the College Board. All other tests are only approximations of the types and difficulty levels of the questions found on a real SAT. You can download your first practice test … [Read more...]

## Taking A Practice SAT For Motivated Students

Taking a Practice SAT: the following are instructions for students considering taking the SAT for college admissions. You might be here to determine whether to take the SAT or ACT, establish a baseline SAT score, or work on improving your SAT score. If any of these describe your situation, please read the following instructions. … [Read more...]

## Taking A Practice ACT For Motivated Students

Taking a Practice ACT: the following are instructions for students considering taking the ACT for college admissions. You might be here to determine whether to take the ACT or SAT, establish a baseline ACT score, or work on improving your ACT score. If any of these describe your situation, please read the following instructions. … [Read more...]

## Using Desmos: Free Online Graphing Calculator

In the following video, I'm showing how to graph a basic linear equation (y=2x-2). I walk you through entering in the linear equation, locating the x and y intercepts and zooming in and out. Next, I graph a quadratic (second-degree) equation (y=x^2-5). Using the keypad offered by Desmos, it takes only a minute to find intercepts, … [Read more...]

## Free Online Math Resources

Links and descriptions of the best free online math resources: Wolfram Alpha: Wolfram Alpha allows you to solve most any math problem and even graphs the answer. With the free version, it will allow you to see 2 problems worked out step by step daily. Using the free version, you can have any number of problems answered daily, just … [Read more...]

## Change of Address: Moving to a New Location December 1st; Free 30-minute Session

Dear Students and Their Parents: Your new location for test prep and tutoring is: 9042 Garfield Ave. Suite #207 Huntington Beach, CA, 92646 You will see the US Bank building on the southeast corner of Magnolia and Garfield. You can park just south of the building in the well-lit parking lot. The bottom … [Read more...]

## TI Nspire CX CAS

The TI Nspire CX CAS is so powerful that it might not be allowed in your math class. So, before getting excited about its capabilities, please check with your instructor. If you can use it, definitely take the time to learn how to use it to solve algebraic equations, factor algebraic and rational expressions, and graph functions as well … [Read more...]